I have wanted to be a doctor since I was very young, but my experiences in the classroom and the laboratory have introduced me to a field that I never considered before. I would like to participate in the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU at Georgia Tech to develop and learn laboratory skills. Participating in this program will ultimately help me decide whether I would like to pursue a career as a doctor or a researcher. My interest in research has thus far been oncology, which is very broad leading to my interest in areas of research, including infectious diseases, bioremediation, biotechnology, and biochemistry. Taking a class in genetics and learning about the different methods of sequencing and exploring the effects of mutations has also contributed to my interest in research in molecular genetics. For these reasons, working with the guidance of faculty like Wendy Kelly, who conducts research in biosynthetic engineering would be very enlightening. Kelly’s research analyzes enzymes in their role in constructing proteins in antibiotics to manipulate their roles to facilitate anticancer and antimicrobial activities. Conducting a project under Kelly’s aid would allow me to indulge my interest in cancer research and increase my knowledge of cancer treatment by providing me with the opportunity to analyze and test the activity and functions of a natural process. Taking on a project with Wendy Kelly in an area that is in the process of uncovering answers to cancer therapies would not only help me to develop my knowledge of synthesis of medicinal products, but it would also provide me with the chance to experience the research timeline in regards to gathering information and yielding a product. Adegboyega Yomi Oyelere is another faculty member who I would like to participate in a research project with. Oyelere conducts research on biological processes of diseases to ultimately
Since childhood, I have always had a strong desire to pursue medicine as a career. The intricate network of cells, blood, bones, and neurons in the human body has always fascinated me beyond measure. This, and the altruism of medical care convinced me that I could not spend the rest of my life pursuing anything except medicine. After much counsel from my father, who went to medical school himself, and online research, I quickly discovered that the road to an MD degree would not be an easy one. I was not discouraged, rather I became more determined to work hard in school and do whatever I could to achieve my goal: complete 10+ years of education at distinguished universities and become a competent physician. I hope that by attending the College Bridge Program and enrolling in a physiology class at one of the most prestigious schools in the midwest, I will be provided
There are two things that I am passionate about: science and helping others. My dream is to get an MD-PhD. The dual degree will allow me to do research and helping people at the same time. I had the opportunity to visit Vietnam in the past, and I got to see what my country looks like. During the trip, I learned that the healthcare system in Vietnam is corrupted. If you have money, then the hospitals will take a good care of you, but if you are poor, you will be ignored and forgotten. This is situation my people face every day, and this motivated me to become a doctor. In the near future, I want to go back to my country from time to time to provide medical care for the poor who can’t afford proper treatments. I also want to participate in Doctors
I shadowed Dr. Roisin Connolly, a physician-scientist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, because I wanted to familiarize myself with different branches of oncology. I observed her communicate negative prognoses to her patients with compassion, and apply her own research on adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy directly to patient care. I found it extremely gratifying to see scientific knowledge directly translated to benefit patients. Knowing that I was interested in cancer research, she gave me publications on novel chemotherapy regimens to read, and always took the time to explain the logic behind her diagnoses. This shadowing experience allowed me to integrate academic research with clinical medicine.
Cancer is a major issue in our country today due to it having no cure, and it’s one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. I’ve been personally affected by this tragic disease by losing my uncle to colorectal cancer at the age of twelve. This disease has caused significant losses of life; therefore, it is my goal to join a team that has as its objective to finding a cure for cancer. Specifically, I will become a physician in order to become a part of the solution to cancer.
Every doctor has a reason for why they went to med school; every researcher has their reasons for getting a PhD. Some study because they want to help people, because they want to revolutionize medicine and technology or because eventually they'll make a lot of money. For me, a MD/PhD is a stepping stone to the career of my dreams: being a doctor with “Doctors Without Borders,” as well as a way to satiate my curiosity.
My entire life I have been fascinated with the biological processes of living creatures. More specifically, I attract towards the human body. This is largely because the medical field runs in my blood, and it is hereditary. Three of my grandparents are doctors and six of my aunts/uncles are either doctors or nurses, but the person that has the most influence on me is my father though. Dr. David B. Minter is an Orthopedic surgeon with a practice in Sports Medicine. All of this knowledge brought up some very intelligent conversations at every family get together. It is because of all of this influence that I have become a scrutinizer, and it is the reason why I love learning so much. In everything I do, I look past the obvious information and search for the information that will really help me understand whatever it is I am looking at.
My ambition in life is to be a Physician Scientist, someone at the fore front of medical innovation particularly in the field of Neuroscience. An accelerated 7-year combined BS-MD program is an apt choice for my goals and ambitions. After having gone through almost two years in college and having taken part in various clinical and research experiences, I have lost any doubts others my age might have in my goal of being a physician in academic medicine in the future; with my lack of indecisiveness comes my decision to aim for the BS-MD program.
1600. That is, on average how many people die from cancer a day, meaning more than one person dies a minute from a form of cancer. Additionally, on average 8 million people around the world die of cancer a year. Even more alarming, according to the National Cancer Institute, 8 million Americans alone had or have cancer and over a million new cases are expected to be diagnosed this year. Looking at this information it is easy to tell why cancer is one of the leading causes of death for this time period. Likewise, it is easy to see why people have looked into and even devoted their whole lives to finding new treatments and a possible cure for cancer. These scientific researchers have had a remarkable impact on the lives of cancer patients for
I have completed all the sciences courses I can at Bunker Hill Community College. I am transferring to pursue a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, with this degree, I want to achieve a Ph.D. degree that allows me to fulfill a career in cancer research. Upon completing my degree, I want to help people living with cancer by studying this dreadful disease through exceptional research and laboratory experiences. I want to apply my expertise to cooperate with the scientific community to find more suitable cancer treatments. I am committed to transfer to a four-year institution where I will endeavor and persist to accomplish my objectives. I have enthusiasm and passion to do cancer research because my mother is currently under drug treatment for breast cancer. This affected my life emotionally and mentally. Thus, I am an inquisitive, self-motivated and persistent person.
Chien-Kuang Ding, a current graduate student for MD-PhD degree to become a medical doctor and biomedical researcher in Duke University, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Chi laboratory was interviewed on the phone call on November 9, 2016, at 4pm. On the phone called, Ms. Ding explained why her field of work is important in the U.S healthcare system and discussed the requirements for a biomedical scientist to a prospective clinical laboratory scientist in the future. Ms. Ding’s field of work is genomics and metabolism of cancers. She has to understand the basic molecular mechanism of how cancer propagates and react to the environment, such as our immune system, nutrient status, and the therapy. Her field of work is important
Some experts say success is the result of an accumulated advantage, if this were true then my life has been an accumulated disadvantage, but I have triumph against all odds. I was born in adverse circumstances. I was compel to work from a young age. When I began to understand my surroundings I knew a college education was inconceivable.
Imagine that you are a detective, and you have just been assigned the most challenging murder mystery case. Everyone is depending on you to solve this mystery that has cost dozens of people their lives. However, there is a catch: you do not have any evidence, clues, or an overall starting place. Your job has now become nearly impossible. This arduous scenario is similar to that of finding a cure for cancer without scientific research. Finding a cure for cancer is thought of, by many, as infeasible and nearly impossible. Finding a cure to cancer is an extremely rigorous task, and without scientific research the job is even more challenging. Scientific research is the clue to solving the mystery of cancer. Research brings you closer and closer to the ultimate goal of curing cancer.
Many people have goals to accomplish. Some can be realistic and some can be out of the ordinary. My academic and career goals are to graduate college, go to Medical School, and become an OB/GYN (Obstetrics/ Gynecologist). I also plan to travel around the world after I am done with everything else that I know I will accomplish. I want to help out people with the practice I want to take as I finish college. It is a long journey, and this scholarship can help me to keep attending college.
I have just completed my PhD research in Molecular Oncology at the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy. During this period, I have worked successfully on several projects and have supervised team members. As the lead author of two peer-reviewed papers and several other works (posters, theses, abstracts, research reports), I was responsible for defining the structure of the articles, for writing the manuscripts, and even for creating illustrations.